Private 10-Hour Tour of West Iceland with Langjokull Ice Tunnel from Reykjavik
Explore the magical attractions of West Iceland and explore the tunnels carved into a mighty ice cap with this private excursion around Borgarfjordur and Langjokull glacier. Whether you are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime nature experience, eager to learn about Viking history, or trying to pack your days with as many sites as possible, this is the perfect tour for you.
Your adventure begins when you are picked up from a meeting point near your accommodation in the capital of Reykjavik by an expert, friendly guide. As this is a private tour, you don’t have to wait for any other travelers and can immediately set out into the spectacular landscapes of West Iceland.
This part of the country is famous for its beautiful mountains, coastlines, and countryside. As you travel, your driver can tell you about the most significant attractions, many of which are tied to local folklore. Whether you see the ice tunnel of Langjokull or the sites of Borgarfjordur first will depend on conditions, but both components of the day boast great appeal.
To reach the ice tunnel, you’ll have to change from your private vehicle into a monstrous super jeep designed for scaling the slopes of a glacier. As you ascend Langjokull, you’ll be blown away by the incredible views and the mystical, pristine snow that surrounds you.
Once you near the peak, you’ll arrive at an artificial opening in the side of the mountain. After dressing in crampons for safety, a guide will lead you into a breathtaking network of chambers and corridors that feel as if they are pulled from a fantasy novel. This spectacular place is renowned for its vivid blue coloration and uniqueness - there is nowhere else on earth where such a tour is possible.
When exploring Borgarfjordur, you’ll get to see a diverse range of attractions that are all close to each other. Deildartunguhver is the highest flowing hot spring in Europe, allowing you to marvel over the country’s geothermal power. The village of Reykholt and the town of Borgarnes are steeped in history. The former once was home to a legendary chieftain and writer, and the latter is home to the Settlement Center, as it was one of Iceland’s first communities.
You’ll also get to see classic examples of Iceland’s natural beauty, such as the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnarfoss.
As this is a private tour, you can customize which sites to prioritize and replace certain attractions with others more suited to your interests at your guide’s recommendation.
Discover the wonders of West Iceland with this private tour around Borgarfjordur and into the Langjokull glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.